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  • Originally posted by GarnerAC View Post


    Day one of training out here in Los Angeles in the books. Maybe the biggest thing I learned today after making about 60 doughballs and 20 pizzas is that low dome oven sure makes a big difference in how your pizzas cook and how they look. We made dough over and over by hand and in the mixer. It's really very simple and much less complicated than some of the methods I have read on here and elsewhere. We also made fresh mozzarella (Fiore di latte) and ricotta cheese. Jose is a great teacher and all the guys that run VPN Americas are a lot of fun! Seems really weird to be out here doing this but my wife gave me the gift certificate and I had frequent flyer miles! I'll post some photos and more details when I get back home
    Couple of things-
    1. Your oven turned out amazing.
    2. That course sounds very interesting. Based on your feedback, I might need to check it out.

    Incidentally I have been frequenting every wood fired pizza place I can find across the US. ( I travel for work) During these travels, I found myself in Atlanta and happened to get a recommendation to go to what is now- the high bar for the best pizza I have ever had.

    The place is called "Antico" they have some videos on youtube that are fantastic. The dough is the best I have ever had and a taste that I have not been able to replicate. I do know that the Blue Caputo is better than the Red. Either way they do a 2 day preferment and the rest is the best ingredients that you could source.

    Check out the videos. good stuff. Let us know how the course is....
    Darin I often cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food... WC Fields Link to my build http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/4...-ca-20497.html My Picasa Pics https://picasaweb.google.com/1121076...eat=directlink

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    • Thanks Novaslo! My oven turned out great mostly because of the great people here on this forum.

      Guys, I had so much fun the last 3 days. The guys at VPN Americas were great hosts. Jose Barrios was a patient and thoughtful instructor. I did the 3 day session and was the only student 2 of the 3 days so it was almost 1 on 1 instruction. Neapolitan may not be my very favorite style but I do enjoy the simplicity of it. The VPN guys take this stuff extremely serious and it is fascinating the focus these guys have. We made all kinds of things and I learned so much.

      I highly recommend it!

      I took a ton of crappy phone photos and have labeled some of them for you guys.
      Photos by Doug Garner, Jan 12, 2016 - Created by http://bit.ly/picasa_tool
      Last edited by GarnerAC; 01-14-2016, 09:18 PM.
      My build documentary page:
      https://picasaweb.google.com/1011587...iredOvenBuild#


      Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain

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      • Doug,

        Congrats on your VPN training! Peppe Miele is a great guy! Check out the webisodes of Peter Reinhart's visit with him on Pizza Quest - www.pizzaquest.com
        Forno Bravo

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        • Originally posted by fbfireoven View Post
          Doug,

          Congrats on your VPN training! Peppe Miele is a great guy! Check out the webisodes of Peter Reinhart's visit with him on Pizza Quest - www.pizzaquest.com

          Great stuff! Jose and Pepe were alot of fun!
          My build documentary page:
          https://picasaweb.google.com/1011587...iredOvenBuild#


          Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain

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          • Doug thanks for the review. It is almost word for word the same as the ones I found on yelp. So that is great. From the pictures I can see you had a ton of fun. It is cool that they showed you some other th hinges than just pizza. I am going to have to start planning for my trip out to see them. I am thinking next winter or fall maby.

            Randy

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            • Love the pavilion!! Looks fabulous!
              Link to my build
              http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/4...nia-19904.html

              Link to my pictures
              https://plus.google.com/photos/10871...CPfMh4SMmcnQAQ

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              • Love the pavilion!! Looks fabulous!
                Link to my build
                http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/4...nia-19904.html

                Link to my pictures
                https://plus.google.com/photos/10871...CPfMh4SMmcnQAQ

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